Lautenberg and Vitter did their best on a tight time frame to come up with a bipartisan bill. As human beings, it only makes sense they didnít get everything right. Itís up to the rest of us to help finish the work and get this done and, more importantly, get it done right.
Andy Igrejas is the director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, a nonpartisan coalition of 450 health and environmental organizations, unions and businesses.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.